Healthwatch South Glos Prioritisation Panel member volunteer

Healthwatch South Gloucestershire
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 

We are looking to recruit new volunteers to join our Healthwatch South Gloucestershire Prioritisation Panel. 

The main purpose of the Prioritisation Panel is to represent the voice of local people and work towards making positive changes in health and social care.  This is achieved at quarterly meetings where we:  


Prioritise issues

This is the main task of the Panel and involves working with Healthwatch to analyse the data that Healthwatch holds in order to determine which themes or issues are of highest priority for patients and service users in South Gloucestershire.


Decide how issues are taken forward

Prioritisation Panel members working with Healthwatch will recommend what form each piece of work could take, e.g. patient questionnaire, focus activity, patient and user interviews, specific tasks or other forms or processes as agreed by the Panel.


What we require from you:

  • An extensive knowledge of health & social care functions
  • The ability and commitment to attend quarterly Prioritisation Panel meetings held in South Gloucestershire
  • Actively participate in meetings through discussion, review of minutes, papers and other Prioritisation Panel documents
  • To provide an unbiased and objective view on issues discussed
  • To adhere to Healthwatch’s confidentiality policy
  • To ensure that Healthwatch maintains equality and diversity in its work
  • Prioritisation Panel members will be expected to abide fully by Healthwatch’s Code of Conduct and maintain high standards of integrity

What to expect from Healthwatch

  • A volunteer induction
  • Appropriate training for the role
  • Expenses for attending meetings
  • Any other appropriate support as identified individually
  • Respect and recognition for your contribution as a volunteer.
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

If you are intested please get in touch to request the role profile and application form by emailing or phoning 01275 854311 or 07517 426694. 

Contact Person: 
Julia Senior-Smith
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01275 854311
Postal Address: 
Healthwatch North Somerset, 3rd Floor, The Sion, Crown Glass Place, Nailsea, BS48 1RB